With each Fortnite update comes a litany of complaints, but this time pro players are very upset for one specific reason: changes to stretched resolution. This came from a competitive Fortnite state of development update posted by Epic Games
The changes announced are locked only to Fortnite’s competitive modes, though this does make it pointless using stretched res in standard matchmaking. The resolution in Arena mode and competitive in-game events will be locked at a 16:9 aspect ratio, the native resolution that a large majority of pro players choose not to use due to its limited field of view. Naturally, you can see why these players are upset, especially when the $30m Fortnite World Cup grows ever closer.
Here’s how different players reacted:
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins simply doesn’t know what Epic is doing
The revert back to season 1 settings, adding arena increasing que times in the later sections, and now… Removing stretch res from Competitions.
All of this somehow better be paying off because if this is somehow not benefiting epic idk what they are doing.
— Ninja (@Ninja) April 3, 2019
Ryan “Chap” Chaplo believes Epic Games are incompetent at running anything competitive
its crazy time after time I am absolutely amazed with how incompetent epic games is at running anything "competitive"
— Chap (@LiquidChap) April 3, 2019
Tom “Tommo” Owers makes a pretty bold statement, suggesting that a number of overpowered weapons or features would be better than playing on a native resolution
BRING BACK THE SWORD BRING BACK DOUBLE BARREL BRING BACK ZOMBIES BRING BACK ANYTHING BUT DONT MAKE US PLAY NATIVE
— USE CODE TOMMO (@tommo_) April 3, 2019
Nickmercs is simply confused about the timing of the change, so close to Fortnite World Cup qualifiers.
— Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) April 3, 2019
Needless to say, most pro players aren’t impressed with how Epic Games are running things, and this is just the latest spanner in the works. $30m might make it worth it though.
Elsewhere, Epic Games made replays available to competitors in the Luxe Cup, started working on numerous performance improvements and are looking into loading players into a creative island whilst experiencing extended queue times.